I worked until 1am last night wrapping up the Yaeger CPA Review FAR Disc 9 and wasn’t sure what today would bring. Twice within the span of 4 hours I had my payment info loaded onto Prometric’s site and a new date selected (November 4) and all I had to do was hit “confirm” and put my exam back a week or so, but I just couldn’t do it for some reason. I still had discs 10, 11, 12, and 13 to go as of this morning. Thankfully, work was slow (and my boss is very nice), so I sat at my desk and worked through discs 10-13 throughout the day and into the evening and I am now done with Yaeger‘s FAR program. Was it easy to sit there for 12+ hours (I worked each 4 hour DVD in about 3 hours using the time stretch feature on my
I gave in and decided to push my exam back a week so that I would have a calm week to review and do MCQs. They wanted $95 to reschedule my exam. I decided to wait until Wednesday to decide what to do. If I can plow through the rest of my lectures and have all day Thursday (I’m taking a day off from work) to do MCQs and review, I’m going for it. If I’m not done with my DVDs by late Wednesday, I’m postponing it a week. I’m ready to be done with this thing, but also don’t want to rush and be posting again in January about an upcoming FAR exam.
I’m only on Disc 6 out of 13 of Yaeger‘s FAR program. I was out of town last week for work…got minimal studying done because I was…lazy. Yada Yada. I have a only a few days to get through this program. Most would say that I’m too behind to still take the exam on Friday. I’m not most people. Don’t underestimate my ability to cram like a madman and have success. See: AUD (35 hours). Stress and anxiety is exactly what I need to study and pass this exam. Why couldn’t I just be a normal candidate and do it the right way? Back to Pensions…
There were two people who asked about this in the REG discussion for this month, and I found it worthy of a post. Time management on the CPA Exam is critical for REG and FAR. AUD and BEC? – not as much. REG is probably the worst exam in terms of time management. They only give you 3 hours to cover 72 MCQs and two sims. Ideally, you would have 50 minutes per sim, which only leaves you a little over a minute per MCQ. This is not reality. In all likelihood, you’ll spend about 35 minutes per MCQ testlet, 50 on your first sim and about 25 on your second sim. It took me 4x to get through REG and I was consistently left with 15-25 minutes to finish the last sim and I never fully finished it. I got close this last time…I left one tab unanswered. You